Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Considering one could argue “Fight the Power” could be the de facto motto shared by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, it was only a matter of time before the downtown Cleveland museum created an exhibit commenting on the current social justice movement and Black Lives Matter protests in response to the killing of George Floyd.
The result is “It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment,” which recently opened at the downtown Cleveland museum.
“Obviously in the climate of what’s happening right now globally, we felt strongly about doing it,” said Rock Hall Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs Nwaka Onwusa, who curated “It’s Been Said All Along.”
“It was a great moment to highlight what musicians have done throughout their careers, amplifying the many voices of rage, hope and empowerment. I’m paraphrasing Nina Simone, but she said it is the duty of an artist to be a reflection of the times. So as a globally renowned institution, we feel that as well.”
The social justice exhibit features artifacts from Rock Hall inductees reinforcing the stories behind how artists have responded to inequality.
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